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Worthington, OH 

Saturday, August 12, 2017
9:00 am

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Bring the Farm to You! This live farm animal visit provides real-life farm experiences for anyone. These events make the joys of farming tangible, allowing participants to touch the animals that provide their food and fiber.

Live Farm Animal Visits will include:
• Chickens, ducks, turkeys, rabbits, sheep, & goats
• A safe and engaging event for groups of all ages
• Information and education presented in a fun and exciting way

Location:
Worthington Farmers' Market
25 E. New England Ave.
Worthington, Ohio 43085

Contact:
Bring the Farm to You / (614) 560-5583 /

http://www.bringthefarmtoyou.com/

 

Dayton, OH 

Saturday, August 12, 2017
9:00am

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Join Central State University Cooperative Extension's urban agriculture program, the Foodbank of Dayton, and Edgemont Community Center, as they present a practical, educational workshop on building personal food security and a resilient community food system.

The workshop will feature:
- CSU's Dr. Mary Kershaw will present home-tested strategies for nutritional meal planning, food preservation, and use.
- Edgemont staff Ray Alexander and Robert Harmon will define the term "food desert" and explore viable models for organizing urban communities.
- The Foodbank's garden manager, James Hoffer, will discuss options and support available for urban gardeners.
- Greene/Montgomery County CSU Extension Agent Kevin McGhee will be on site to describe their programs and Extension outreach, and to answer questions.

As an added bonus, at 11:30 a.m., there will be a free tour of the Foodbank gardens, conveniently located right across the street!

Tour Cost: Free and open to the public. No pre-registration is required.

Workshop Cost: $15. Price includes light refreshments.

Workshop Registration: Pre-registration is required by August 4 and space is limited to 30 people. To register, go to www.oeffa.org/q/foodsecurity or send a check made out to OEFFA, along with the names of all attendees, addresses, phone numbers, and emails to OEFFA, Food Security, 41 Croswell Rd., Columbus, OH 43214. For more information, contact Milo Petruziello at (614) 421-2022.

This event is presented by Central State University Cooperative Extension and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org/q/farmtours2017.

Location:
CSU Dayton Auditorium
840 Germantown St.
Dayton, OH 45403

Contact:
Milo Petruziello / 614-412-2022 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/foodsecurity

 

New Lebanon, OH 

Sunday, August 13, 2017
4:00-6:00pm

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This beginning farmer focused tour will walk you through the process of equipment systems and the role that machinery can play in making established systems on the farm more efficient. Organic farmer Ben Jackle will provide an overview of the process and equipment used in their greenhouse, field (with a focus on seed bed preperation and cultivation), and packing shed. Learn about how equipment can facilitate effective flow on a mixed vegetable operation and how these systems fit together.

Directions: From Dayton, follow Rte. 35 W from downtown Dayton towards Eaton. At W. 3rd St., turn left (west) to stay on Rte. 35 towards Eaton. Turn left on Diamond Mill Rd., and drive south for approximately 4 miles. Turn right on Mile Rd. and drive west. Mile Creek Farm is on the left in about 0.75 miles.

This event is presented by OEFFA and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org.

Location:
Mile Creek Farm
10786 Mile Rd.
New Lebanon, OH 45345

Contact:
Ben Jackle / 937-687-8762 /

http://www.milecreekfarm.com

 

Zanesville, OH 

Monday, August 14, 2017 through Friday, August 18, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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This is an introductory but technical course on the design and installation of solar electric systems within residential and light commercial structures. The course will consist of lectures (about 60%) as well as hands-on labs (about 40%). You will work with a working PV system, dismantling and re-installing it, troubleshooting and ensuring its proper operation. You will also learn how to design and build your own solar generator - to get you through those irritating power outages.

Registration is limited to 10 students. This course is offered in partnership with several not-for-profits. The fee for this one-week course is $970 and includes: Instruction, hands-on labs, textbook and lab material, ETA examination, and (in most cases) lunch.

Prepares students to sit for the ETA Photovoltaic Installer (PVI) Level 1.

Location:
Zanes State College
1555 Newark Road
Zanesville, Ohio 43701

Advanced Science and Tech Cntr, Room 105

Contact:
Annie Warmke / 740-674-4300 /

http://www.bluerockstation.com/workshops/icalrepeat.detail/2017/08/14/371/36%7C35%7C34/MTUxYTcxZmQ0N

 

online 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
9:00am

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Join Reed Johnson, Assistant Professor, OSU Entomology as he presents: Viruses in Honey Bees.

To Join a webinar, follow the link below and LOG IN AS A GUEST at about 8:55 the day of the event: http://go.osu.edu/theOSUbuzz

Reminders will be sent out and log-in instructions prior to each session to everyone on our beekeeping e-mail list.

They looking forward to an exciting, educational year!

Location:
online at http://go.osu.edu/theOSUbuzz

Contact:
Denise Ellsworth / n/a /

http://go.osu.edu/theOSUbuzz

 

Lancaster, OH 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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This program is designed for people who want to learn more about basic home food preservation using dehydration. Participants will learn how drying process preserves foods, how to blanch vegetables before drying and how to safely store dried foods. Hosted by Shannon Carter from the Ohio State University Extension Fairfield County

Location:
Keller Market House
134 S Columbus St
Lancaster, Ohio 43130

Contact:
Keller Market House / 740-277-6305 /

http://www.kellermarkethouse.org/events.html

 

Columbus, OH 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
3:30-6:30pm

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Explore OEFFA's Growing Right Oral History project during this stop on its tour of Central Ohio farmers' markets and groceries! Oral historian Jess Lamar Reece Holler and others will be sharing oral history excerpts, photography, multi-media pieces, and print materials from OEFFA's grassroots oral history and media arts project on ecological farming in Ohio. Hear, see, and experience brand-new fieldwork from our summer 2017 interviews and even some experimental sound art! Join us in listening deeply to the stories and places of Ohio's diverse ecological farmers and food systems movement-builders at the very venues where our food choices matter most.

This event is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a complete list of events in the series, go to www.oeffa.org.

This program is made possible, in part, by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Columbus stops on this tour are made possible, in part, by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

Location:
Franklin Park Conservatory Farmers' Market
1777 E Broad St
Columbus, OH 43203

Contact:
Jess Lamar Reece Holler / (614) 273-5907 /

http://www.growingrightproject.com

 

Wooster, OH 

Thursday, August 17, 2017
6:30-8:30pm

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The OARDC Mellinger Farm features a three year research project on farm diversification including four replications of seven different agricultural enterprises in rotation. Tour participants will learn about oilseed as an alternative rotation, hulless "naked" oats culture, value-added products, pastured poultry using chicken tractors, diverse vegetable production, scales of farm diversification and more.

Directions: From Wooster, take US 30 W. Approximately 1 mile west of the Rte. 250 interchange, turn right on Jefferson Rd. Travel 800 feet to the stop sign and turn left on W. Old Lincoln Way. Drive 1.8 miles. The farm is on the right.

This event is presented by The Ohio State University Extension Sustainable Agriculture Team and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org.

Location:
Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center Mellinger Farm
6885 W. Old Lincoln Way
Wooster, OH 44691

Contact:
Clifford Ambers / 434-238-4584 /

http://amp.osu.edu

 

Columbus, OH 

Saturday, August 19, 2017
8:00am-1:00pm

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Explore OEFFA's Growing Right Oral History project during this stop on its tour of Central Ohio farmers' markets and groceries! Oral historian Jess Lamar Reece Holler and others will be sharing oral history excerpts, photography, multi-media pieces, and print materials from OEFFA's grassroots oral history and media arts project on ecological farming in Ohio. Hear, see, and experience brand-new fieldwork from our summer 2017 interviews and even some experimental sound art! Join us in listening deeply to the stories and places of Ohio's diverse ecological farmers and food systems movement-builders at the very venues where our food choices matter most.

This event is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a complete list of events in the series, go to www.oeffa.org.

This program is made possible, in part, by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Columbus stops on this tour are made possible, in part, by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

Location:
North Market Farmers' Market
59 Spruce St
Columbus, OH 43215

Contact:
Jess Lamar Reece Holler / (614) 273-5907 /

http://www.growingrightproject.com

 

Bellefontaine, OH 

Sunday, August 20, 2017
1:00-5:00 p.m.

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12 Varieties of Garlic For sale
Music
Local Crafts

Location:
Jandy's Farm
3624 Township Road 136
Bellefontaine, OH

Contact:
Jan Dawson & Andy Reinhart / 937-468-2853 /

https://www.facebook.com/Jandys-Farm-177182828973167/

 

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, August 20, 2017
2:00-4:00pm

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Over the Fence Urban Farm is dedicated to experimenting with, mastering, and sharing techniques for growing food that promote self-reliance and sustainability, and support the consumption of more fresh, locally harvested, delicious food. Toward these ends, the farm serves as a demonstration site for season extension practices, vertical gardening, and permaculture design. The farm is funded through a community supported agriculture (CSA) program, and family, friends, and neighbors help tend the land.

Directions: From Rte. 315 in Columbus, exit at Henderson Rd., and travel east toward Clintonville. Drive 0.5 miles and turn left on N. High St. Take the second right turn onto E. Dominion Blvd. The farm is on the right.

This event is presented by The Ohio State University Extension Sustainable Agriculture Team and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org.

Location:
Over the Fence Urban Farm
143 E. Dominion Blvd
Columbus, OH 43214

Contact:
Jodi Kushins / 614-499-6176 /

http://n/a

 

Auburn Township, OH 

Sunday, August 20, 2017
4-8:30 p.m.

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The Farmers' Table is returning to northeast Ohio! Join OEFFA, organic farmers Jake and Dawn Trethewey of Maplestar Farm, and The Driftwood Group for this unique experience that celebrates Ohio farms and summer flavors.

Tour Maplestar Farm's organic fields, enjoy local craft beer and wine, and dine on fresh-from-the-field appetizers, before sitting down in the barn for a three course meal prepared by celebrity chef and Food Network Star Chris Hodgson!

Tickets are $120 per person. Proceeds benefit OEFFA and Two Foundation.

This event is presented by OEFFA and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org/q/farmtours2017.

Location:
Maplestar Farm
10382 E. Washington St.
Auburn Township, OH 44023

Contact:
Milo Petruziello / 614-421-2002 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/farmerstable2017

 

Hillsboro, OH 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
9:30am

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Grassroots Farm is a 380 acre grass-based farm raising Red Devon cattle, Katahdin lamb, Cornish Cross chickens, and Berkshire hogs. Value-added products produced on site are also sold through the Hyde Park Farmers' Market and Findlay Market in Cincinnati. They lease subparcels of their land to independent dairy producers and are seeking to transition the farm to someone who will assume business ownership in steps. Join this tour for a wagon ride to learn about the farm's wetland mitigation efforts, raising grass-fed beef and pastured meat and poultry, and unique land access opportunities.

Registration: Pre-registration is required. To register, email eric@oeffa.org.

Directions: From Rte. 50, take Rte. 41 S from Bainbridge for approximately 7 miles. Drive through Cynthiana and turn left on Frost Rd. Frost Rd. dead ends at the farm.

This event is presented by OEFFA and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org.

Location:
Grassroots Farm
1727 Frost Rd.
Hillsboro, OH 45133

Contact:
Drausin Wulsin / 740-634-2440 /

http://www.grassrootsfoods.biz

 

West Lafayette, IN 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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How-to Farmer Training on Organic Vegetable Seed Production

Join nationally renowned experts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Organic Seed Alliance, and Purdue University this August for a one-day classroom and field-based workshop on organic seed production and variety development.

Learn the fundamentals needed to grow organic vegetable seed, including seed biology, harvesting, storage, and how to conduct variety trials. In addition to a classroom intensive, participants will tour The Student Farm and taste carrot and tomato varieties from current trials with a local chef.

Location:
Daniel Turf Center
1340 Cherry Ln
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907

Contact:
Lori Jolly-Brown / 765-494-1296 /

https://edustore.purdue.edu/wk_rules.asp?Item_Number=CW-hort-1

 

Bowling Green, OH 

Thursday, August 31, 2017
9:00am-1:00pm

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In-field soil health assessment tests will allow participants to conduct an analysis of soil characteristics on their farm. Chemical, physical, and biological measurements will determine soil health.The research plots at this location feature various cover crops and no-till corn, soybeans, and wheat rotations. This tour will provide hands-on training.

Registration: There is no cost to attend, but registration is needed for a complimentary lunch. To register, email sundermeier.5@osu.edu by August 28.

Directions: From 1-75, take Exit 181 for State Rte. 64/State Rte. 105 for Bowling Green. Drive east for 0.25 miles. At Dunbridge Rd. (look for traffic light and Meijer store), turn north and drive 1 mile. Cross Poe Rd. The field day is at the corner of Poe and Dunbridge Rds.

This event is presented by The Ohio State University Extension Sustainable Agriculture Team and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org.

Location:
Riker Farm Seed
10492 E. Poe Rd.
Bowling Green, OH 43402

Contact:
Alan Sundermeier / 419-354-9050 /

http://n/a

 

Westerville, OH 

Saturday, September 2, 2017
2:00-4:00pm

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Jedidiah Farm and Studio is a five acre working farmstead in the suburbs of Westerville, where the Taylor family utilizes ecologically inclusive principles to encourage biodiversity and resilient food production. Visitors can expect to see a space that is in transition from the typical suburban lawnscape to perennial food forests, guilds, woodlands, and pasture, incorporating annual and perennial crops within rotational grazing principles. The use of dairy goats, honeybees, pastured poultry, and heritage hogs for pasture rehabilitation will be discussed during the tour, as well as the importance of incorporating guilds and native plantings to create self-supporting systems.

Directions: From I-270 N, take Sunbury Rd. Turn east on Smothers Rd. The farm is on the left nearly 2 miles east of the bridge. Park on the east side of the driveway, leaving space to turn around by the house.

This event is presented by The Ohio State University Extension Sustainable Agriculture Team and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org.

Location:
Jedidiah Farm and Studio
5058 Smothers Rd.
Westerville, OH 43081

Contact:
Sarah Taylor / 614-625-3461 /

http://www.jedidahfarm.com

 

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Columbus OH 43214

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